HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ SOCCER NOTES

Mansfield lost the league title by a point, and it’s not about to let history repeat

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Luke Savoie, a center midfielder, has been a main contributor as Mansfield has built a 5-0-2 record so far.

MONDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Watertown field hockey avenges watershed loss to Winchester

Senior Catherine Connors and freshman Taylor Lambo scored for Raiders in 2-0 victory over Middlesex League rival.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTES

Malden Catholic had the right game plan to spring upset over Lynn English

Malden Catholic’s explosive offensive opened a 20-point fourth-quarter lead in picking up its first win.

Westwood-08/29/18- Xaverian Brothers High School's Cooper DeVeau throws the ball on the football field at the Xaverian High School during football practice.Photo for the Boston Globe by Debee Tlumacki(sports)

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High Schools

The Globe’s Week 3 high school football players of the week

Xaverian’s Cooper DeVeau (3 TDs) was a three-phase standout for the Hawks (2-1) in a 35-19 victory over Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.).

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Brockton’s Imanuel Fernandes wins Ocean State Cross Country Invitational

The senior made Brockton history by becoming the first Boxer to win the boys’ varsity 5K (16:22.98) in Warwick, R.I.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

St. Sebastian’s stifles Milton Academy in ISL opener

Billy Seidl and Bryce Gallagher spearheaded the Arrows’ victory on both sides of the ball.

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HS FOOTBALL | EVERETT 26, ST. JOHN’S PREP 14

Mike Sainristil helps Everett stave off St. John’s Prep

Senior standout scored on a 66-yard run late to seal the verdict for the Crimson Tide (3-0).

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HS FOOTBALL | BB&N 34, LAWRENCE ACADEMY 8

Buckingham Browne & Nichols rolls over Lawrence Academy

Getting his first start at quarterback, freshman Shane Hanafin got the job done in guiding BB&N in the ILS opener.

HS FOOTBALL | Mansfield 24, Franklin 6

Aidan Sacco steps in for Mansfield

The running back took over at quarterback in a victory over Franklin.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Tewksbury denies BC High, passes tough road test

Redmen D yields 64 total yards and second-half transition to Wing T is a winning move.

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HS FOOTBALL | Andover 38, Lawrence 14

Andover tops Lawrence as communities continue to recover

The teams provided fans an escape just over a week after their towns were rocked by a series of gas explosions.

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HS FOOTBALL | Stoneham 44, Burlington 14

Christos Argyropoulos (4 TDs) leads Stoneham past Burlington

The Stoneham senior picked up 220 yards rushing.

HS FOOTBALL | Abington 25, Norwell 7

Will Klein, Abington run over Norwell

The junior only touched the ball seven times, yet still managed to score three touchdowns in a 25-7 victory.

Prep Football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Boghosian_21schprepfb8_SPTS.jpg How the Eastern Mass. prep football teams stack up for 2018

A team-by-team glance at the ISL plus others as the new season gets set to kick off.

FRIIDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Luke Savoie connects for Mansfield boys’ soccer

He scored his ninth of the season in a 1-0 victory over Milford.

Saugus football coach served notice of termination

Anthony Nalen, who had been suspended from coaching since Aug. 30, had been seeking an injuction for reinstatement.

LA football bowl game v. Phillips Andover: Lawrence Academy football player Tony Muse. Photo: Jon Chase/Lawrence Academy

ISL/PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW

More and more, big-time colleges look to ISL for football talent

It used to be that athletes didn’t really view prep schools as avenues to Division 1, but that is changing.

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL NOTES

The art of playing libero begins with knowing your opponent

“Reading the ball and reading where the hitter is is extremely hard some,” said Bourne’s Mattison Stuck.

HS FOOTBALL | Catholic Memorial 42, St. Mary’s 14

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Lucas Folan leads a formidable defense.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

No ruling for Saugus football coach seeking injunction

With players and parents in attendance, Anthony Nalen and his attorney made plea in Essex Superior Court on Thursday afternoon.

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HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY NOTES

Gigi Anello and Natalie Griffin emerge as Walpole’s defensive ‘dynamic duo’

Chemistry between junior goaltender and freshman defender has fortified No. 2 Porkers’ defense.

THURSDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Bella Pietrasiewicz sets Norton girls’ cross-country record in dual meet

Junior shattered Norton course record by five seconds with dominant run of 19 minutes 9 seconds in victory over Bellingham.

19gsoccnotes -- Medway coach Jason Rojee addresses his team during a timeout in Monday night's victory 2-1 at Medfield (Matt MacCormack)

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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER NOTES

Medway has lost three straight state finals, and that’s always on players’ minds

Westford Academy and Archbishop Williams are also motivated by losses in last year’s title games.